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Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire

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Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire

Wotton Underwood is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale District of Buckinghamshire, about 7 miles north of Thame in neighbouring Oxfordshire. The toponym is derived from the Old English for "farm near a wood". It is recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of AD 848 as Wudotun and in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Oltone. The affix "Underwood" was added later to distinguish the village from other places also called Wotton.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Post townAylesbury
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP6815
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central

Other names by which Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire has been known in the past

Wootton Under Wood

Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wotton Underwood, par. (ry. sta. Wotton), Bucks, 2487 ac., pop. 221; the sta. is 2½ miles SW. of Quainton sta.; the par. contains Wotton Hall, seat of the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos.

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